After teasing the selfie-centric CC series for a while, Xiaomi has now finally launched three new phones under the same in China today. The all-new Mi CC9 lineup comprises of Mi CC9, Mi CC9e, and Mi CC9 Meitu Edition.
Notably, all the three devices offer a gradient finish design, curved design, waterdrop notch, triple rear cameras, in-display fingerprint sensor, and Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.
Xiaomi Mi CC9 Specifications
The Xiaomi Mi CC9 gets a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display with a water-drop notch and full-HD+ resolution. As noted, all the three devices get in-display fingerprint scanners. Furthermore, the handset gets powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC paired with 6GB or 8 GB RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB storage.
For photography, we have a triple camera setup with a 48MP f/1.8 primary camera, 8MP ultrawide shooter, and a 2MP depth sensor. Whereas, there’s a 32MP unit with f/2.0 aperture for selfies.
The phone runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie. Backing all of this is a 4,030mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. Lastly, the phone also gets a 3.5mm headphones jack, NFC, an IR blaster, and a USB Type-C port.
Xiaomi Mi CC9e Specifications
The “e” in CC9e stands for Essential Edition which brings most of the essential features from the CC9 but in a smaller form factor. It retains the same in-display fingerprint scanner, waterdrop notch but with a smaller 6-inch AMOLED display, downscaled to 1560×720 pixels resolution.
Another major difference is the chipset. Notably, the device gets powered by the newly launched Snapdragon Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. That said, other specifications, including battery and front and rear cameras, remain the same.
Xiaomi Mi CC9 Meitu Edition Specifications
The Mi CC9 Meitu Edition is too based on the regular CC9. It gets the same specifications, including Snapdragon 710, 8/256GB of configuration, and a massive 4,030mAh battery.
The phone, however, is touted by the company to feature some special camera tweaks courtesy of the Meitu team, acquired by the company in late 2018. Talking a little about which, the device gets an AI low light portrait mode, movie portrait, and full body beauty filters. It also features a special vlog mode with video stabilisation.
The regular Mi CC9 price starts at 1799 Yuan (around Rs. 18,000) for the 6/64GB model. Whereas, the 6/128GB model costs 1999 Yuan (around Rs. 20,000).
Whereas, the affordable CC9e costs just 1,299 Yuan (around Rs. 13,000) for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage model. The 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage will retail for 1399 Yuan (approximately Rs. 14000 approx) and 1599 Yuan (approximately Rs. 16,000), respectively.
Speaking of the Meitu Edition, it is the most expensive of all at 2,599 Yuan (roughly Rs. 26,000) and comes in only one variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. If reports are to be believed, Xiaomi will launch Mi CC9 as Mi A3 in India while the Mi CC9e will be rebranded Mi A3 Lite.